Recording voicemails from iphone 5 to pc


I read this article on CNET which described how to transfer my iphone voicemails from the phone to the pc using Audacity and a stereo cord. I followed the article instructions and successfully recorded the voicemails. The issue is that the recordings slightly sound like they were made in a metal tunnel. It is not overpowering, but it is present. They definitely have a metal-like mild echo. I researched old posts, but I still can’t quite figure out how to resolve this issue.

I used an iphone 5, Audacity 2.0.2, HP G62 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) and a mini/mini audio stereo cord. I downloaded Audacity as an exe file from CNET.

Thanks for your time!

You left out the important part. You plugged the phone into the Mic-In of your Windows laptop. The volume mismatch and Windows’ Enhanced Services destroyed the sound.

If you have a blue Stereo Line-In on your computer use that. You can’t use the pink Mic-In.

Then you should turn off the Windows sound software.


The desperation method of transferring show sound (not Mic sound) to a Windows PC is to add an external soundcard like the UCA202.


The official download page is here:
This page always has the latest release version.

Was there a metal-like echo before you exported the file as an MP3?

Thanks for all of your input!
The metal-like echo was not present on the original recording, but it was present on the audacity file, before it was exported as another form.
My computer does not have a stereo imput.

Check that the recording enhancements are turned off in Windows:

Note that built-in sound cards in PCs often have poor recording quality (which is why USB sound cards are so popular).